[rescue] What is this?
David L Kindred (Dave)
d.kindred at telesciences.com
Thu Mar 18 12:46:54 CST 2004
>>>>> "Francois" == Francois Dion <fdion at atriumwindows.com> writes:
Francois> Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> It is a rebadged SGI. CDC is known to have such machines, as was
>> Tandem. I can't tell what it is any further than that though.
Francois> I figured it was something like that. Why did people buy
Francois> rebadged SGIs?
Some likely reasons:
Business: Because they had a corporate purchase agreement with the likes
of CDC or Tandem?
Business: Because equipment from CDC or Tandem was covered under an
existing support/maintenance agreement?
Loyalty: Because they knew and liked CDC or Tandem and didn't
realize/care they were buying something made by anyone else?
Results: Because CDC or Tandem was supplying a turn-key solution of
which the hardware was only a portion?
Perception: Because SGI makes "graphics" or "engineering" computers,
while CDC or Tandem makes "business" computers?
David L. Kindred
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
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